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The Hi-Low Dress: How Little Girls Can Wear It

Ayva would like to thank The Children’s Place for providing a gift card to check out a fun fashion trend!

How To Style A Hi-Low Dress For Little Girls

Ayva goes to a school where she has to wear a uniform every day, and frankly, that was something that kind of made me nervous when we were deciding where to enroll her. How would she get to express herself through fashion if she’s wearing the same plaid jumper every day? Fortunately that fear went away really quickly when I realized a great education trumps variety in clothing options. Also? We always have the weekend! Whoo hoo! Weekends are definitely Ayva’s time to get creative with her clothes, and she doesn’t waste it on boring outfits. We went to The Children’s Place recently and I told Ayva she could get whatever she wanted. She picked out a blue and pink hi-low floral dress.  Obviously.

The hi-low dress is a trend that’s been around for a little while, but The Children’s Place has updated it with bright colors and bold patterns. Styling a hi-low dress isn’t incredibly easy, though. You have to do it just right or it can end up looking a bit like a nightgown. Interested in having your little girl try out the hi-low dress trend? Here are some tips:

1. Add structure.

Hi-low dresses are super comfortable, but without some sort of structure, they can look too comfortable. Like, night night comfortable. No one wants that. Adding a belt is an easy way to pull everything together. You can also add a short jacket or shrug for the same results. The dress that Ayva is wearing in these pictures came with a braided neon pink belt which is really the thing that made her fall in love with the dress in the first place.

2. Accessorize.

Again, you want to avoid anyone thinking your daughter is outside in her nightgown, and accessories definitely mean, “I’m supposed to be wearing this.” Ayva picked out a jeweled flower headband from The Children’s Place. Not only did she get the pop of color to call out the pink in her dress, but she also got sparkles. And everybody knows that sparkles rule. A long necklace or scarf are also good ways to accessorize a hi-low dress.

3. Wear boots.

Finding the right shoes to wear with a hi-low dress can be a challenge, but Ayva definitely got it right. Boots are perfect for pairing with hi-low dresses because they add flavor and bring balance to the dual lengths of the dress. Besides, why wear flats when you can funk up an outfit with boots?

The Children’s Place has even more hi-low dresses to check out. Take a look and let me know which one is your favorite!

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Thursday 26th of February 2015

She looks adorable, great choice Ayva!


Thursday 26th of February 2015

Love it!!! Miss V loves the options at The Children's Place. It's still a little too cold for us to break out this style but spring is right around the corner. Thank you (and Ayva!) for the fashion tips.


Thursday 26th of February 2015

We do, too! No matter what your girl's style, there's something for everyone! Can't wait until it warms up for you guys to bust out the spring dresses!


Thursday 26th of February 2015

I love this! She looks adorable. My girls would love this dress. I love the Children's Place because the girls can still be cute and look like GIRLS and not little women which some places seems to be the going trend.


Thursday 26th of February 2015

YES!!! What is what that trend? I don't like it AT ALL. Little girls need COLOR!!!


Tuesday 24th of February 2015

I love the Children's Place for Addison. She'll be going to elementary school next year and honestly I wish they would have to wear uniforms because I teeter with the idea of what to put on her that I won't be afraid that she will mess up at school but I suppose school is different from pre school. I love this dress, perfect for Spring. Don't be surprised if you see Addison rocking one!

....and yes, those boots add just the right amount of sass. I love girls!!


Thursday 26th of February 2015

Yes, she'll get a lot less messy at school. The good thing about Children's Place is that their clothes aren't expensive, so even if they do get messed up...SHOPPING SPREE!!!

K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)

Monday 23rd of February 2015

So cute! We'll definitely have to check out the Children's Place.


Thursday 26th of February 2015

You'll definitely love it!